BILLAM OF WALES, YORKSHIRE
Godfrey Hancock married Grace Billam in 1624 in the parish of Wales, Yorkshire. The paternity of Grace is confirmed by the will of her father Thomas Billam, proved in 1649. The will is in poor condition and parts of it are missing, but it mentions the testator’s son Thomas Billam, son Francis Billam, eldest son William Billam, daughters Mary wife of George Taggs, Elizabeth Peighan and Grace Hancocke, grandchild Jane Hancock and other grandchildren, and wife Jane Billam.
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Children of Thomas Billam:
iv BILLAM, bur 3 Jan 1605/06, Wales.
 Will of Thomas Billam, proved 7 Aug 1649 (Dean and Chapter of York, Borthwick Institute).
 Mary is named in some of the baptism entries of her children in the Killamarsh parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com), including a daughter Mary on 15 Sep 1644. Mary, wife of William Billam, was buried at Killamarsh on 5 Apr 1653.
 Wales parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk). There was also a Grace, daughter of John Billam, baptised at Eckington in 1608/09, who married Thomas Pinder at Eckington in 1627: see the wills of John Billam, proved in 1629 (online at www.findmypast.co.uk) and George Billam, proved in 1656 (National Archives, PROB 11/259/446).
 Will of Thomas Billam, proved 22 Mar 1681/82 (Lichfield and Coventry Wills and Probate 1521-1860, online at www.findmypast.co.uk). Isabel, wife of Thomas Billam, is also mentioned in the will (written in 1662 and proved in 1664) of Elizabeth Rogers of Killamarsh, a different person from Thomas’s sister Elizabeth (Billam) (Peigham) Rogers (Lichfield and Coventry Wills and Probate 1521-1860, online at www.findmypast.co.uk).